San Dieguito high school district trustee resigns


Kristin Gibson, who represented Area 5 on the San Dieguito Union High School District board, resigned March 19. (Courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

San Dieguito Union High School District Trustee Kristin Gibson has resigned, district officials announced March 20.

Gibson’s resignation from Area 5 of the district’s Board of Trustees was effective March 19, according to the announcement. She cited personal reasons for leaving the board.

“This was an extremely difficult decision due to an increase in family commitments that prohibit me from dedicating the necessary time and energy to serving as a trustee, particularly during this time of the pandemic that is demanding such unprecedented and extraordinary effort from educators,” Gibson stated in a resignation letter to county Superintendent of Schools Paul Gothold. “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve our children and our community as a member of this Board. I have dedicated my life to education, and will continue to do so.”

Area 5 represents the southernmost portion of the district, portions of Carmel Valley, which includes Canyon Crest Academy high school and Pacific Trails Middle School. The district has five board seats representing the communities of Encinitas, portions of southeastern Carlsbad and west San Marcos, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Carmel Valley.

Gibson was elected to the San Dieguito board after serving eight years on the Del Mar Union School District Board of Trustees.

The district will now determine whether to appoint a successor or hold a special election to fill the seat. Inquiries about the process can be sent to the board secretary at [email protected].

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